New exhibition in the Rembrandt House Museum

Rembrandts Etchings on Japanese Echizen Paper

From June 12th, the Rembrandt House Museum will show an exhibition devoted to Rembrandt’s extraordinary choice for paper from Japan. Rembrandt was a pioneer in the use of such valuable and exotic papers, starting around 1647. The only etched portrait of his son Titus was exclusively printed on Japanese paper. Dramatic comparisons with prints on western paper will reveal the effect of Rembrandt’s striking choice. The exhibition is on show until September 20th

Right in the centre of Amsterdam, the Plantage neighbourhood offers nature and culture in laidback surroundings. Wander through its many parks, stroll along its canals or have a drink at one of those wonderful waterside terraces.

The Hermitage Amsterdam on the banks of the river Amstel

Italian wine from Sagra dell'Uva

One of the area's many canals

The new public square next to the zoo is a great place for a picnic and offers lots of water fun for kids

Catch blooming tulips in April

The Tropenmuseum

Bike rental at the Plantage Middenlaan

Entrance to the Wertheimpark

Fleamarket at Waterlooplein

Open air expo at Mr. Visserplein

The replica of the East Indiaman 'De Amsterdam' can be visited via the National Maritime Museum

Summertime lazing next to one of the Plantage's many canals: a must-do in Amsterdam